The function is a wrapper around several methods for obtaining the optimum using either maximization (maxLik) or minimization (ucminf). The function is meant for internal use and is not exported.
A character string giving the R pacakge to use for optimization. One of: "maxlik" or "ucminf"
A log-likelihood expression prepared by
The complete list of parameters at their starting values (including fixed parameters)
A list of freely estimated parameters
A list of parameters that are held fixed at their starting values
A list of workers for parallel computing
The 'raw' log likelihood function passed by the user
A list of estimation controls passed to the optimizer
A custom model object